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The Cornell International Fair

August 29th, 2018 - 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: First Floor Terrace

The Cornell International Fair showcases hundreds of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to internationalize their Cornell experience. Drop by to talk with faculty, staff, and program reps about study abroad, exchanges, language study, international majors and minors, fellowships, internships, courses with international travel, service learning, and more. This event is jo...


Neruda: The Poet’s Calling

September 4th, 2018 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: A.D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

Neruda: The Poet’s Calling *Co-sponsored with the History Department Tuesday, September 4th, A.D. White House, 4:30pm, Reception follows Mark Eisner will talk about his definitive biography of the poet Pablo Neruda, a moving portrait of one of the most intriguing and influential figures in Latin American history. Few poets have captured the global imagination like Pablo Neruda. In h...


The Refugee Challenge in Post-Cold War America

September 5th, 2018 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: Room 107

Current refugee policies and the politics of protection have become increasingly complex and contentious over the last couple of years. How have domestic politics and national security concerns shaped policies in the United States since the Cold War? For over forty years, concerns about the threat of communism had a large role in determining US refugee and asylum policies, and the majority of t...


Ñoqayku Xauxakuna: Negotiating indigenous identity through dance and music performance in the central Andes

September 10th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Candy Hurtado will talk about questions regarding concepts of authenticity and indigeneity continue to permeate the analysis and production of Andean music and dance performance, often times these outsider perspectives have resulted in the policing of the indigenous authenticity of central Andean vernacular culture. As a native performer, scholar, and activist, this talk will look at the role of c...


Karl Polanyi: the History of Ideas and the History of Capitalism

September 13th, 2018 - 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: 423 Morrill Hall

Patrick Iber (History, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison) will present as part of the American Studies Fall Colloquium series, "The History of Capitalism: New Approaches." A light lunch will be provided....


En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day)

September 21st, 2018 - 7:15PM-8:47PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2017 > USA > Directed by Jim McKay With Fernando Cardona, Gilberto Jimenez, Abel Perez A group of undocumented Mexican immigrants work long hours six days a week, and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Brooklyn. When José’s team makes it to the finals, he’s thrilled, but if he plays, he risks losing his job as a bicycle deliv...


Indigenous Education in Brazil and Government Policies

September 24th, 2018 - 12:30PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Rondon Adugoenau, Researcher Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT) --- Bororo Leader *Co-Sponsored with Romance Studies...


Predator on the Line: Drones and Operative Images on the U.S.-Mexico Border

October 11th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Iván Chaar-López, Postdoctoral Associate, Latina/o Studies, and Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, “Predator on the Line: Drones and Operative Images on the U.S.-Mexico Border” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar.  Cosponsored by the Latin American Studies Program....


Araby

October 12th, 2018 - 7:15PM-8:52PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2018 > Brazil > Directed by João Dumans & Affonso Uchoa With Aristides de Sousa, Murilo Caliari The life of an itinerant laborer is recounted through his journal entries over a number of years in this fable-like road movie. "A carefree life on the move is steadily and exquisitely overtaken by melancholy in Araby, the portrait of a meandering journey fuel...


Land Reform and Civil Conflict: Theory and Evidence From Peru

October 15th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

What are the long-term implications of land reform on civil conflict? I examine this question in the context of Peru, where half of all of private agricultural land was redistributed under military rule from 1968-80. A brutal insurgency waged by Shining Path then cropped up from the early 1980s to the early 1990s, killing some 70,000 people. How was the spread of Shining Path connected to the land...


Swipe Left: Activism and Arielismo’s Radical Shift in 21st Century Latin America

October 22nd, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Focusing on student activism and leftist politics in the twenty-first century, this talk examines contemporary reformulations of arielismo—a cultural movement spawned by Uruguayan modernist writer José Enrique Rodó’s Ariel (1900), a spiritual call to arms that fueled youth political protagonism and anti-imperialist projects throughout Latin America. ...


Let's imagine that neoliberalism doesn't exist / Imaginemos que el neoliberalismo no existe

November 5th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Author of Mediaciones de lo Sensible: Hacia una nueva economía crítica de los dispositivos. This lecture will be given in Spanish, some form of translation will be available....


Are Politics local? The Two Dimensions of Party Nationalization in Latin America

November 12th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Scott Morgenstern, University of Pittsburgh, will speak about: Are politics local? Why? Where? When? How do we measure local versus national politics? And what are the effects?  Morgenstern’s book, “Are Politics local? The Two Dimensions of Party Nationalization around the World” provides answers to these questions, within an explicitly comparative framework, including both...


"Moors-Tupiniquins”: An Analysis of the Diverse Identities of the Brazilian Islamic Community

December 3rd, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Thiago De Carvalho will discuss the identities formation, dynamics and plurality of Brazilian Islamic communities and its members. First, based on historical data, the presentation will divide early Islamic communities into four defining moments: (i) the colonizer cultural formation, (ii) Muslim slaves' immigration on nineteenth century, (iii) Syrian-Lebanese immigration and the recent phenome...

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